This email with the subject "Confidentail Business Transaction" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 21 Apr 2008 12:03:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr Karim Ahmed <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear sir/madam I am Mr. Karim Ahmed, Director Account department African development bank Ouagadougou Burkina Faso . I am contacting you with respect to transfer the sum ($25,200,000 USD) Twenty-five Million, Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollar) deposited by a Jordan Merchant named Mr. John Korovo who die in 25th December 2003 plane crash Benin. Through my investigation, I find out that he die along with his next of kin and the roll-over on the funds has also expire because the bank law stimulates that after five/six years where the next of kin did not appear for the claim funds, the fund will transfer into bank treasury as unclaimed funds. In order to avert this negative development, I will like to seek for your permission as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr.John Korovo so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not be use for financing government. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me and 50% for you and expenses incurred in the course of the transaction will be made both of us. There is no risk involve in this project as my position in my bank and with the aid of my personal information I will be provided to make you the legal beneficiary and the legality of this project will correspond with local and international laws of inheritance.Upon your response, I shall then provide you with further information and modalities that will help you understand the transaction. You should observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this project would be most profitable for both parties because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Awaiting your urgent reply (telephone number:00226 78 31 78 19) Thanks and regards Mr Karim Ahmed.